Illinois baseball remains undefeated after eventful weekend

Casey Fletcher is hitting .417 in seven games this season In Friday’s game, Drasen Johnson got run support.  An Illini win ended with a walk-off HBP on Saturday.  And Sunday’s game ended in a tie.  Indeed, it was a strange weekend for Illinois baseball down in Florida.  But in the end, the Illini can still […]

Illinois Baseball hopes to build on momentum in Florida

David Kerian is batting an even .500 after last weekend It’s been a exciting week after Illinois’ surprise 4-0 opening weekend in Beaumont, Texas.  Surprising that is, to everyone outside of the Illini Nation.  It wasn’t so much that the good guys swept opponents New Mexico State and Lamar but in the way that they […]

Four and Ohhhh! Illini off to a spectacular start!

Johnson, McDonnell, Kravetz and Jay get the job done at the Cardinal Classic If there was any question as to Illinois baseball’s standing in the preseason polls, they have been put to rest.  The Illini baseball team shone in the Lamar University’s Cardinal Classic down in Beaumont, Texas winning all four games.  They team took […]

Pitching previews: A diplomatic solution to a nice pitching dilemma

The Fighting Illini baseball program has been doing position-by-position previews in the last few days on the fightingillini.com website.  The previews of the actual starting position players haven’t been too surprising but I was wondering what would happen when it came to the pitchers.  Illinois may be in the envious position of having too much […]

Spartans end Illini’s tournament run 11-2

On Friday, Illinois gave it their best shot but eventually the Spartans’ offense caught up to them. The #3 seed Illinois (32-21) got an early lead against Michigan State (31-25) and had a 2-1 lead as late as top of the seventh inning.  But then things went sour and the Spartans tied in the seventh.  […]

Seven Illini honored by Big Ten

Six fighting Illini baseball players were awarded with All-Big Ten honors yesterday.  In addition, two were named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team…   Jason Goldstein, Catcher All-Big Ten Second Team Adam Walton, Shortstop All-Big Ten Second Team All-Big Ten Freshman Team John Kravetz, Pitcher All-Big Ten Second Team Tyler Jay, Pitcher All-Big Ten Second […]

#28 Huskers host Illini for last regular season series

John Kravetz scheduled to pitch last game of the regular season The final regular season is upon the Illinois (30-17, 16-5 Big Ten) baseball team as they face the tough #28 Nebraska Cornhuskers (35-17, 16-5 Big Ten).  It will be a battle of the two second place teams and one team will end up owning […]

Illinois baseball renews Iowa rivalry this weekend

Will Krug and David Kerian are hoping to spark some offense at Duane Banks Field this weekend A lot has happened in the Illinois baseball program in the past week but it’s time for them to buckle down and play some baseball.  They’ll be playing the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City this weekend. To recap […]

Comeback AGAIN! Fletcher and Illinois puts on another great show versus MSU 5-4

Saturday’s hero Casey Fletcher gets a congratulatory hug from Adam Walton while other teammates get in line Once again, Illinois performed a spectacular comeback show, defeating the Michigan State Spartans 5-4 with a key base hit by Casey Fletcher in the the bottom of the 10th inning. Indeed, the alumni who have come back for […]

Last home stand for Illinois baseball brings on Michigan State

John Kravetz goes for win #6 on Saturday This is it, local Illinois baseball fans!  If you waited to see the Fighting Illini baseball team (27-14, 10-5 Big Ten) in action, this weekend against Michigan State (27-14, 8-7 Big Ten) is the last chance you can see them at Illinois Field.  The 2014 schedule has […]